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unit 1

Intro to Medical and anatomical terminology

abdomin/o abdomen
acr/o extremities
anatom/o body structures
anter/o front
blast/o immature/embryonic cell
caud/o tail
cephal/o head
cyan/o blue
cyt/o cell
dermat/o, derm/o skin
dist/o distant from origin
dors/o back
epitheli/o epithelial
eti/o cause of disease
hist/o tissue
later/o side
leuk/o white
medi/o middle
megal/o enlarged
muc/o mucus
pelv/o pelvis
physi/o function
pleur/o lung cavity
poster/o back
proxim/o closer to the origin
ser/o serum or serous membrand
thorac/o chest
ventr/o front
-centesis surgical procedure
-cyte cell
-ia condition
-ist inflammation
-logist one who studies
-logy the study of
-megaly enlarged
-meter instrument to measure
-metry process of measuring
-osis condition or increased number
-paralysis loss of movement and feeling
-pathy disease
-tic, -ous, -ic, -al adjective endings
-um, -y, -a, -us noun endings
Created by: kenziegrabow